Hardware by Google

Google recently announced a slew of hardware products at an event on Oct 4. You can view the full video of the event and the announced products here. In this post, we delve into Google’s history of making consumer hardware products and how this time things could be different.   A Brief History Google’s foray into consumer hardware…

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Technology Trends in 2015 – Part 1

Happy New Year to all my readers. 2014 was an eventful year from a technology standpoint in that a lot of pieces of the puzzle started coming together. Technology innovation continued its blistering pace and companies big and small have thrived in this growth era. 2015 will hopefully continue that streak and here is the first…

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The Misfit Shine: Early Impressions

I am a big fan of personal fitness trackers and have written about it in the past. I continue to look for innovation in the field. Early this year, I came across an indiegogo campaign for a unique looking personal fitness tracker called the Misfit Shine. It was being backed by two people of significant…

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The Facebook Phone

There has been a lot of speculation in the last couple of weeks about Facebook making its own phone. I wanted to write a post on what this could mean to the eco-system in general and Facebook in particular. Facebook has not had a good month by any yard stick. What should have been a…

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Do smartphone specs matter?

The motivation for this post came from reading this very topical article by David Pogue of NYTimes. Why topical you ask?. I was obsessing (as was the technorati) about the lack of latest and greatest specs on the  new Nokia flagship phone- the Lumia 900 that launched on Easter Sunday. This phone has divided the tech bloggers…

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Why is Instagram so popular?

Update: Literally minutes after this post went live, Facebook announced that it was buying Instagram. My post still stays. I am not surpised but curious to know why Facebook agreed to pay so much for an app (ok, a mobile photo sharing network). I could see Facebook integrating Instagram into its photo sharing feature. The convergence is…

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Intel plays catch up in mobile space

Intel, the chip behemoth which resides in most of the PCs used world wide has a problem. And the problem is only getting bigger  by the day. And Intel is finally stepping up before it is too late. The topic of this post is Intel’s smartphone and tablet ambitions and how it is finally upping…

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The Android Situation

There has been quite a bit of press on Google tightening the screws on its Android OS and fundamentally altering the “openness” of it. Today’s Bloomberg Businessweek article adds lot more fuel to the fire. The article goes on to suggest that Android licensees are thinking or have already talked to DoJ on the matter….

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Bite sized games

If you were asked to remember the first game that came to your mind, chances are that it would be “Angry Birds“. This insanely addictive and immensely popular game has captured the minds and fingers of mobile users all over the world. Be it on iOS or Android, the game has taken its place in…

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